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Completely revised and updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Authoritative presentation of construction process plus expert advice on selecting suitable building materials. Topics include site selection, excavation, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation, flooring, more. Also options like fireplaces, garages, porches. Nearly 200 illustrations enhance easy-to-follow text. Bibliography. Glossary.

Synopsis:

Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process. Nearly 200 illustrations. Bibliography.

Synopsis:

Clear, thorough, and easy-to-follow, with nearly 200 helpful illustrations, WOOD-FRAME HOUSE CONSTRUCTION offers a detailed, informative guide to construction techniques invaluable for the do-it-yourselfer or as a review for the professional.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1-Before construction starts

  Regulation

  Financial planning

  Site selection

  House design

  Selecting materials

  Labor-saving techniques

  Materials delivery

  Effience use of materials

  Energy conservation

  Protection of materials

  Subcontracting

  Schedule of activity

Chapter 2-Laying the groundwork

  Site preparation

  Excavation and footings

  Foundation

  Basement floor and crawl space

  Other features

  Concrete floor slabs on ground

  Retaining walls

Chapter 3-Framing and closing in

  Recommended nailing practices

  Floor framing

  Stairways

  Floor sheathing

  Exterior wall framing

  Exterior wall sheathing

  Ceiling and roof framing

  Roof sheathing

  Roof coverings

  Skylights

Chapter 4-Completing the shell

  Flashing and other sheet-metal work

  Attic ventilation

  Windows and exterior doors

  Exterior covering materials

  Exterior covering installation

  Exterior trim

Chapter 5-Specialty features

  "Fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys"

  Garages and carports

  Porches and decks

  Driveways and walkways

Chapter 6-Working inside

  Interior wall framing

  "Plumbing, heating, and electrical installation"

  Insulation and vapor retarders

  Interior wall and ceiling finishing

  Wood flooring

  Other floor coverings

  Interior doors

Chapter 7-Finishing touches

  Interior trim

  Cabinets and other millwork

  "Finishes for interior walls, ceilings, and trim"

  Finishes for floors

  Finishes for exterior surfaces

  Maintenance of finishes

Chapter 8-Special topics

  Protection against decay and termites

  Energy conservation

  Noise control

  "Wind, snow, and seismic loads"

  All-weather construction

  Maintenance and repair

Technical notes

  Concrete

  Heat flow and insulation

  Lumber grades

  Design values for visually graded structural lumber

  Plywood markings

  Finishing pressure-treated wood

  Nailing schedules

  Square corners

Selected Bibliography

Glossary of housing terms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486264011
Stroh, Robert C.:
Sherwood, Gerald E.
Author:
Stroh, Robert C.
Author:
Sherwood, Gerald E.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Building trades
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Wooden-frame houses
Subject:
Wooden-frame houses -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
easy to build houses
Subject:
simple house construction
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.75 lb

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Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process. Nearly 200 illustrations. Bibliography.

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